During my week in Ramallah for Expotech 2012, I had a chance to spend some time with Chilean entrepreneur and mentor, Marcelo Diaz Bowen, who aside from speaking at the conference, served as a mentor to several Palestinian university students who presented their startup ideas to him.
In the video above, you’ll see ideas for helping to make education fun and engaging, public transportation more efficient, and a simple, and powerful idea that helps facilitate the process of managing prescription medicine.
These ideas aren’t just startups in the traditional business sense; they are very personal stories and illustrate just sampling of the many University students I crossed paths during my stay.
Rooted in Palestine
Marcelo came all the way from Chile to share his insights on startup culture and entrepreneurship. He came not only to help and speak, but to re-connect with his family from many generations ago.
Back home in Santiago, Marcelo runs IncubaUC, a startup incubator based at the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. Marcelo reflects the global startup economy’s expertise that knows no geographic boundaries.